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Old 04-23-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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Basically, at what age range (5 year age range would be good) do you think a person would be best able to enjoy the big city life? (in most cases)
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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23-28, after that, usually life starts getting in the way more, for more people. I think the better question would be, which cities can be enjoyable for people in the 30-60 range that still want to have a "life"... As a lot of cities fit the bill for the former, as it is assumed they are still young and want to go have fun... but only a few have that certain culture/vibe that has stuff for people from all walks of life.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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23-28, after that, usually life starts getting in the way more, for more people.
This is just about right. Done with college and with nothing holding you back.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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basically, at what age range (5 year age range would be good) do you think a person would be best able to enjoy the big city life? (in most cases)
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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This is just about right. Done with college and with nothing holding you back.
Ya and TONS of grad programs are in big cities, right?
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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Ya and TONS of grad programs are in big cities, right?
yes, why? big cities generally have universities...the main barriers to big city are, they are stricter than college towns for drinking, and on a college salary with no skills, it is hard to just move there and live life/pay rent...otherwise...its par for the course.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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yes, why? big cities generally have universities...the main barriers to big city are, they are stricter than college towns for drinking, and on a college salary with no skills, it is hard to just move there and live life/pay rent...otherwise...its par for the course.
Well I mean a lot of the top grad programs are in big cities and there are grad programs there period, gives you a chance to experience the life while getting an education. Maybe more of the latter and a lot less of the former.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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Well I mean a lot of the top grad programs are in big cities and there are grad programs there period, gives you a chance to experience the life while getting an education. Maybe more of the latter and a lot less of the former.
so are the undergrad.

outside of a few Ivy's most of your top institutions are in the major cities period...

here are major uni's out of top 25 ug programs per UNSWR that are in a major metro...

(Boston) MIT, Harvard, (NYC) NYU, Columbia, (Chicago) Northwestern, UChicago, (Philadelphia) UPenn, (San Francisco) UC Berkeley, Stanford, (Los Angeles) UCLA, Cal Tech, USC, (Washington, DC) Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, (Atlanta) Emory, (Houston) Rice... So more than half of them are already there for UG as well.

Of course there are more UG institutions and CC's across the country... If you wanted the best for undergrad though, outside of say Duke/Yale/Princeton/Dartmouth/Cornell/Brown/etc ...you were probably already in a a major metro anyway.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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but you are really young and still adjusting to life outside of home and stuff
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:44 PM
 
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A big city like NYC or Chicago? Maybe 40-60, where you are young enough to do most of whatever, but old enough to afford it.
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